(SAN DIEGO – Dec. 10, 2018) – The San Diego Seals announced today the active 21-man roster for the team’s inaugural season.
The 21-man active roster is highlighted by veteran leadership and a young, athletic core. Future hall-of-famers Brodie Merrill and Dan Dawson will help lead the Seals in their inaugural season.
Five NLL Entry Draft picks, including Austin Staats (who was selected first overall), earned their spots on the final roster. Seven players taken in the NLL Expansion Draft made the team, including starting goaltender Frank Scigliano [pronounced shill-ee-AHH-no].
“We had a very competitive training camp,” said general manager and head coach Patrick Merrill. “We couldn’t be more excited about the first-ever San Diego Seals team. There were a lot of difficult decisions we had to make. We’re putting what we believe will be a competitive roster on the floor this season.”
2018-19 San Diego Seals
Forwards: Kyle Buchanan, Dan Dawson, Turner Evans, Casey Jackson, Connor Kearnan, Connor Kelly, Zach Miller, Austin Staats
Transition: Drew Belgrave, Johnny Pearson, Adrian Sorichetti
Defensemen: Graydon Bradley, Brandon Clelland, Garrett Epple, Cam Holding, Garrett McIntosh, Brodie Merrill, Tor Reinholdt, Ethan Schott
Jules Heningburg, Nick Ossello, Mikie Schlosser
Garrett Billings, Zach Bryant, Austin Divitcos, Connor Fields, Marcus Holman, Quinn MacKay, Brandon Ranford
The San Diego Seals host their inaugural season home-opener on Saturday, January 12 at 7:00pm PST at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Single game tickets are now on sale at SealsLax.com.
About San Diego Seals: The San Diego Seals are an expansion team in the 32-year-oldNational Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. The league ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide, behind the NBA and NHL. San Diego will begin play in the 2018-19 season, and will play its home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the city’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows and live entertainment. For more information, visit SealsLax.com or follow the Seals on social media.